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  • Catching vets before they fall

    Catching vets before they fall
    When he got out of the U.S. Army with an honorable discharge in 1993, Patrick Tillich's life took a negative turn. He spent some nights in jail, which he looked forward to so he wouldn't have to sleep on the streets. He also enjoyed the jail's warm meals...
  • Police arrest kidnapping, beating suspect

    Costa Mesa police arrested a man Thursday on suspicion of kidnapping and assaulting his ex-wife's boyfriend. Carmen Mendez-Silva, 34, of Santa Ana and a second man beat the victim with a pipe or bat Wednesday and threatened him with further harm if he...
  • Costa Mesa salutes Officer Gilman

    Costa Mesa salutes Officer Gilman
    After nearly three decades on the Costa Mesa Police Department, those who know him said Officer Jess Gilman's impact on the community was bigger than even his stature. "There are a lot of words that you could use to describe Jess Gilman, and no one would...
  • Raising money with Pumpkins and Pancakes

    Raising money with Pumpkins and Pancakes
    Optimus Prime, Elmo, Rapunzel and even Darth Vader visited South Coast Plaza last weekend — all in the name of helping children. The 21st annual Pumpkins and Pancakes event offered up the aforementioned breakfast staple from Plum's Cafe & Catering,...
  • The Crowd: 'Black and White Ball' nets more than $1 million for CASA

    The Crowd: 'Black and White Ball' nets more than $1 million for CASA
    People often say that following one's passion will lead to success. American entrepreneur Mark Cuban, owner of the Dallas Mavericks NBA franchise, modifies that statement by offering "that success comes from following one's best effort." Last week in...
  • Shadia: Standing alongside Syrians, if only in spirit

    When I was growing up in Cairo, there was a rumor that the Egyptian secret service placed an informant in every neighborhood who knew every little move you made, your family history and what you said about the government. Just one bad word about the...
  • Jurors hear arguments in Balcom case

    SANTA ANA — While convicted murderer and rapist Jason Michael Balcom sat and showed no emotion, attorneys explained to jurors during the penalty phase of the trial Wednesday why they should vote for death or life without parole for the killing of...
  • Man, allegedly high, arrested for assaulting elderly couple

    Police arrested a Costa Mesa man Saturday morning after he allegedly smoked a synthetic form of marijuana called "spice" and assaulted an elderly couple. Authorities said Matthew See, 23, was speaking gibberish and hanging out in front of a married...
  • Animal group alleges students mistreated cat carcasses

    An animal-rights organization has accused Newport Harbor High School students of mistreating cat carcasses intended for dissection in class and then publishing the images online. The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, D.C.-based...
  • Community & Clubs: Soroptimist group hosts annual women's awards celebration

    Soroptimist International of Newport Harbor Area recently held its annual International Women's Day Awards Celebration to recognize the club's 2012 Violet Richardson and Women's Opportunity awards honorees. March 8 marked International Women's Day, a...
  • Deputy who tortured wife, lover gets four life sentences

    A former Los Angeles County Sheriff's deputy was sentenced to four life sentences and nearly 20 years in prison Friday for torturing his wife and her lover. Robert Avery McClain, 38, of Irvine was convicted of eight felonies, including aggravated mayhem,...
  • Tawny Kitaen: Who she is today

    Tawny Kitaen: Who she is today
    NEWPORT BEACH — Sitting on an oversized plush chair in baseball legend Chuck Finley's Newport Beach home, actress Tawny Kitaen seems to be in a much different place than she was eight years ago. A soccer goal is visible in the backyard, and her...